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North Korea Undercover: Inside the World's Most Secret State
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Pegasus Books
Publication date October 25, 2016
Pages 336
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781681772233
ISBN-10 168177223X
Dimensions 0 by 5.50 by 8.25 in.
Original list price $16.95
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An authoritative and, at times, frightening investigation into the dark side of North Korean society.

North Korea is like no other tyranny on earth. Its citizens are told their home is the greatest nation on earth. Big Brother is always watching: It is Orwell's 1984 made reality.

Award-winning BBC journalist John Sweeney is one of the few foreign journalists to have witnessed the devastating reality of life in the controversial and isolated nation of North Korea, having entered the country undercover, posing as a university professor with a group of students from the London School of Economics.

Huge factories with no staff or electricity; hospitals with no patients; uniformed child soldiers; and the world-famous and eerily empty DMZ―the DeMilitarized Zone, where North Korea ends and South Korea begins―all framed by the relentless flow of regime propaganda from omnipresent loudspeakers. Free speech is an illusion: one word out of line and the gulag awaits. State spies are everywhere, ready to punish disloyalty and the slightest sign of discontent.

Drawing on his own experiences and his extensive interviews with defectors and other key witnesses, Sweeney's North Korea Undercover pulls back the curtain, providing a rare insight into life there today, examining the country's troubled history and addressing important questions about its uncertain future. one 16-page color insert

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Hardcover
Book cover for 9781605988023
 
from Pegasus Books (July 15, 2015)
9781605988023 | details & prices | 306 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 1.00 in. | 1.15 lbs | List price $27.95
About: An authoritative and, at times, frightening investigation into the dark side of North Korean society.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780441004331 Book cover for 9781681772233
 
The price comparison is for this edition
Reprint edition from Pegasus Books (October 25, 2016)
9781681772233 | details & prices | 336 pages | List price $16.95
About: An authoritative and, at times, frightening investigation into the dark side of North Korean society.
With Allen Steele | Reprint edition from Ace Books (April 1, 1997); titled "The Tranquillity Alternative"
9780441004331 | details & prices | 4.00 × 7.50 × 1.00 in. | 0.30 lbs | List price $5.99
This edition also contains The Tranquillity Alternative
About: Six inactive missile silos on the dark side of the moon are at the focus of a volatile story when they are taken over by corporate interests and then activated.
CD/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9781504609463
 
With Gildart Jackson (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Blackstone Audio Inc (July 15, 2015)
9781504609463 | details & prices | 5.50 × 6.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $34.95
About: Award-winning BBC journalist John Sweeney is one of the few foreign journalists to have witnessed the devastating reality of life in the controversial and isolated nation of North Korea.
Cassette/Spoken Word
With Dr. Seuss | from Amer School Pub (June 1, 1960); titled "Green Eggs and Ham"
9780394129532 | details & prices | 7.00 × 9.25 × 1.25 in. | 0.95 lbs | List price $14.00
This edition also contains Green Eggs and Ham
About: The indomitable Sam-I-Am is determined to make his companion eat a plate of green eggs and ham.

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